Research and Development Assistant

Research and Development Assistant

Ongoing role
J97201
At a glance

Skills

  • Market research
  • Research (qualitative / quantitative)
  • User research

Where

Kingston upon Thames, KT2 6LX
Remote opportunity

Time

Mostly during office hours Estimate of time needed:
7-15 hours / week
12 hours per week, our working days are Monday, Wednesday and Friday

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Welcome to Reach Volunteering. We are a community and registered charity that connects people, skills and good causes.

To apply for this role, and any other on our platform, you need to be based in the UK, have at least three years of experience using the skills you wish to volunteer in a professional capacity or have lived experience (for trustee roles). Read more about our criteria.

Are you a creative problem-solver who thrives on tackling diverse challenges and finding innovative solutions? Do you have a passion for using research to drive positive change and improve processes? 

What will you be doing?

We are a Kingston-based social marketing enterprise using creative thinking to build community cohesion.

We aim to attract knowledgeable individuals encouraging different cultures to unite which enables us to share and celebrate essential lessons.

Partnering with local organisations, we put on programmes of training, workshops and other events that promote unity and tolerance.  

We conduct research to support our cause to challenge preconceptions around race and stereotyping. As well as delivering workshops on unconscious bias in the workplace.

To learn more about our impactful work at Quilombo UK, we encourage you to explore our website and YouTube channel. https://quilombouk.com/the-quilombo-story

Join us in leading positive change!Are you a creative problem-solver who thrives on tackling diverse challenges and finding innovative solutions? Do you have a passion for using research to drive positive change and improve processes? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our dynamic team at Quilombo UK!The Professional Development Programme with Quilombo UK runs over a period of 16 weeks, is UNPAID and requires a minimum of 12 hours of commitment per week across Monday, Wednesday and/or Friday.

Upon successful application, our HR team will contact you to arrange an interview. Following a successful interview, we'll initiate the onboarding process by sending you the necessary documents. Once your onboarding and identification documents are received and verified, you'll be invited to a 6-hour HR and System Induction. Subsequently, you'll meet with your Head of Department or Assistant Manager for your First Day.QUILOMBO UK is dedicated to fostering an inclusive workplace environment that values diversity and promotes equality for all employees. As part of our commitment to upholding these principles, we adhere to the guidelines outlined in the Equality Act 2010. We firmly believe in creating a workplace where all individuals are respected and treated fairly. Discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated.

What are we looking for?

Main Responsibilities:

  • Identify and prioritize research areas based on organizational needs and objectives.
  • Design and execute research projects that provide actionable insights and recommendations.
  • Develop and implement creative solutions to identified challenges.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of implemented solutions and make data-driven recommendations for continuous improvement.

General Tasks:

  • Analyse data from various sources to identify trends, patterns, and opportunities for improvement.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop and implement solutions.
  • Communicate research findings and recommendations to stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Stay up to date with the latest research methodologies, tools, and best practices

Essential:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as business, marketing, social sciences, or a related discipline
  • Proven experience in research design, data analysis, and problem-solving
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Passion for using research to drive positive change and improve organizational effectiveness.

Desirable:

  • Committed to working with the community with a passion for helping others less fortunate.
  • Creativity and innovation in developing solutions to complex challenges.
  • Experience with data visualization and presentation tools.
  • Knowledge of social marketing and community engagement strategies

What difference will you make?

Partnering with local organisations, we put on programmes of training, workshops and other events that promote unity and tolerance.

We conduct research to support our cause to challenge preconceptions around race and stereotyping. As well as delivering workshops on unconscious bias in the workplace.

Before you apply

Do you have access to a personal laptop or PC?

 Are you sure you can commit to this job as being a non-paid job?

 Do you think you will be able to commit yourself to the PDP programme, implicitly 12 hours per week, for 16 weeks?

Causes
  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Community safety / victim support / domestic violence
  • Faith and ethics
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Human rights
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender
  • Physical disabilities
  • Refugees / migrants
  • Training / employment support
  • Voluntary sector support
  • Organisation type: 
    Social enterprise

    We partner with with cultural, social and sports organisations, and put on programmes of training, workshops and other events that promote unity and tolerance. We conduct research to challenge...